Ivonne Chand O’Neal, Ph.D., is Founder and Chief Research Officer for MUSE Research, a creativity, arts research, and cultural strategy consulting firm providing impact assessment, curriculum development, strategic research design, and evaluation services for creative youth development initiatives, school districts, educational institutions, government organizations, foundations, museums, performing arts centers,
pop culture initiatives, the entertainment industry, and multinational business enterprises in the areas of creativity in arts, corporate, and healthcare domains; arts impact; audience impact; culture; civic engagement; creative placemaking; arts equity and access; restorative and social justice; and arts education. Dr. Chand O’Neal’s current work centers on measuring the impact of the arts on marginalized and underserved populations, and building diversity, equity, and inclusion access to arts education. She also serves as a cultural strategist building evaluation systems to assess the social impact of pop culture on the American public through her work past work with the Pop Culture Collaborative and the USC Norman Lear Center, and applies her training in cognitive psychology to address equity decision-making patterns under
the current pandemic circumstances in access to healthcare with such entities as the National Institutes of Health, Massachusetts General Hospital System, and the arts with such institutions as the Minnesota Opera in the wake of the George Floyd murder.
Dr. Chand O’Neal currently resides in Silver Spring, MD, with her husband, son, daughter, and beautiful red fox that occasionally visits her backyard.